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British Beer Company

Not Rated.
British Beer CompanyBritish Beer Company

Taps: 44 / Bottles: 225
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

85 Providence Highway
Walpole, Massachusetts, 02032
United States
phone: (508) 668-9909

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bbcwalpole

Notes:
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(Place added by: Estarrio on 08-10-2006)
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Reviews by albern:
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albern

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

This is a very nice, friendly place with a very good and extensive assortment of draughts and bottles. They do stock some obscure British ales and bitters, and they do have a decent selection of micros, Belgians, and assorted others. The food is pretty good, better than your typical pub fare. The prices are decent, but not a bargain. I paid $5 for a pint of Fuller's Porter and about $4 for a Hobgoblin and a Guinness. That should give you some indication. A typical dinner entree is about $9 -13, with sandwiches, salads, sides a little cheaper. This is probably the best place all around in Walpole.

03-18-2007 22:40:02 | More by albern
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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-26-2014 00:17:02 | More by dustinjkline
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-18-2014 01:50:42 | More by mbonugli
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-23-2014 16:26:56 | More by Davepoolesque
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

My first visit to the BBC in Walpole was on a Sunday after 5. There were a lot of people there- mostly under 30- but families fit right in.
It's an excellent place to have a drink. Laid back, friendly service.

I tried the vegetable and home-made hummus which was a good appetizer to chase the beer. The vegetables were fresh, and the hummus was first rate- far better than store bought.

It's not expensive- on tap beers seemed very reasonably priced.
They also have a good selection of craft beers- I saw Traquair Scotch Ale on the menu.

The service was fine, but a bit slow and not well organized. Otherwise, it's a great place to have a drink and eat.

I was there when there was no live music. So I can't comment on the noise level and crowds which will be different on weekend nights.

They have a Facebook page, and the manager answers email.

02-16-2012 15:28:27 | More by brureview
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Fluke828

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$

Stopped in here for a late lunch, largely because of the pretty good reviews I found here on BA and also because I found out that they had Tramp Stamp on Cask and Burton Baton on tap. Bar was pretty much dead, which is understandable for an early Wednesday afternoon with a few tables around the perimeter being occupied.
I was really excited to try Tramp Stamp on cask and for the most part, it didn't disappoint. However, when I went to order another beer after I had finished my cask offering, I ordered a Burton Baton and the bartender goes "Ugh, Oh Boy....that's an expensive beer....Like $10" Don't get me wrong here, I don't mind forking over some dough for a good brew, particularly on draught but she had effectively scared me off of it. (I was thinking to myself, well that was dumb of her cause there would have been more tip in the end for her obviously with the more I spend but I digress....) So I decide to do a little comparison and have just a regular tramp stamp out of a bomber I can see in one of the coolers behind the bar. When I went to order this, she says they don't have it "regular" they only have it on cask. I said "I can see it" and she starts reading off the names of other CS beers and then "Oh!, We do have it!" Halfway through this bomber we are joking around a bit and I come to find out that this is beer is also going to cost me $10...When it was on cask for $6.50...oh well....not really that outrageous but they are getting quite the markup on those bombers, shame on me really for not asking the price initially and just getting the DFH BB instead.
Food was OK, nothing great, nothing overly awful, just average. Great selection and great service when I first got there. But lost some service score because once I was done with both beer and food, she was nowhere to be found and I had to have one of the waitresses from another part of the restaurant cash me out and bring me my check.

02-24-2011 00:19:15 | More by Fluke828
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I revisited the BBC in Walpole for the first time in several years last week and pleasantly discovered it has not changed much. This version is like all the other BBC's I have been to with a better beer list. The atmosphere is of an old English pub with a huge square bar in the middle. Ample tvs and all things British decorate the walls. There is space for casual and formal dining.

The food is above average. The food tends to be British. Highlights include the pizza, veggie burgers, and flat iron steak on top of traditional British pasties.

What differentiates this BBC is the huge beer list. I believe there were over 30 taps with mostly micro beers. I was happy to find Stone and Delirium Tremins on tap. There is an extensive bottle offering as well that go from sours to British ales. Most of the bottles are slightly more expensive than you would find elsewhere but the variety is very good.

The service I had that night was a bit rough with two mistakes on food and beer, but management was apologetic. I will chalk it up to a bad night. The waitress was knowledgable and friendly. Overall, I wish every BBC had this variety of beer offerings.

12-22-2009 16:14:30 | More by tigg924
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

I started coming here at the outset when the beer mgr was actively selecting good brews; the selection has progressively gone downhill since his departure.

This is one of those "faux" brit pubs that was made abroad and transplanted here...not a bad thing but fwiw.

Food menu is ordinary (sysco) and is OK but in case you happen here on a weekend and the wait is incredible....not the best with a party of little ones!

Beer menu is mediocre....Stone AB and mainstream New England brews but not much else. A nice Fullers Porter is the best bet.

A rather ordinary night out all in all.

07-28-2009 03:31:20 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Alewife and I stopped in here last Saturday (18JUL09) for some grub and grog prior to hitting the Elton John/Billy Joel concert at Gillette. The outside of the place is quite cheesy, with a color scheme combo of mustard and dark green.

In through the heavy wooden doors with fogged/etched glass, and it gets nice and comfy right off. It's dimly lit, like a good pub should be, and has loads of dark wood all over. The ceiling looks to be a light colored pressed tin, with long wooden beams criss-crossing. Upon the beams are painted humorous sayings, like "Here's to our wives and girlfriends! May they never meet!". The place is basically rectangular, with the long axis front-to-back. Immediately left are 8 to 12 tables, and then straight ahead, past a low divider, is the bar area. It's an island unto itself in the middle of the room, with about 6 or 8 tap towers spaced about. The bar-back/center has assorted liquors, and large TV screens are placed in numerous locations above the bars and on the walls. Trays of condiments are placed all over the bar, for those in need of ketchup, mustard, malt vinegar and/or hot sauce. Around the perimeter were tables and booths, with a small side-room off to the right hosting another half-dozen tables and a pseudo fireplace. The walls were adorned with posters and pics of British related "shtuff". A solid selection of classic rock was filling the air, too.

Service was quite good, with our bartender, Heather, being quick, attentive, friendly and helpful. What seemed like numerous regulars made their way in, and the staff was held highly by most of them.

Their draft selection was, naturally, heavy on UK biers, with lots of pale ales and bitters, but they did have some nice US touches, like Arrogant Bastard and 60 Minute IPA, plus a couple of Belgians and Germans. Prices were decent here, with pints averaging about $5. You had the option of ordering in 12, 16 or 20oz sizes. Bottled biers were more varied, and also quite pricier, with Stone 22oz bombers running about $10-12 or so, for example.

A plate of Macho Nachos was huge, and very filling. This left little room for our entrees, a wrap filled with shaved steak and bleu cheese for me, a pot-roast Pogwich for the lady. All well-made and satisfying. Prices for food were quite reasonable; I only rated BBC pricy due to the bottle offerings.

Alewife said she'd return any time, which simply echoes my feelings. It was a very pleasant start to the day, which ended with a top-shelf concert.

Cheers!

4.1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 - $$$

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07-20-2009 23:18:34 | More by Bierman9
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

For better of worse, not the same as the Hyannis site. Naively expected same specials etc, not to be. Anyways, on the review...

I visited on a Thursday evening with my wife, and our daughter of 5 years old. We were seated promptly on the raised dining area adjacent/part of the bar area, no cool booths like Hyannis has. It was LOUD with the after-work crowd. Daughter was blocking ears and complaining.

Waiter was somewhat slow in arriving, soft-spoken and mumbly, and did not know what an Amaretto Sour was. Took 2 returns and askings for him to get it done.

Beer menu was provided with food menu, along iwth prices for all sizes available. <thumbs up> Wide selection of brews, obviously beer mgr is well informed, and both brews I had were in great shape. Food was excellent, as expected, and plentiful enough for leftovers the next day.

Overall, we did not enjoy this location as much as Hyannis, but still a good place to keep in mind when travelling in the Rte 1 area, esp for beer options.

06-18-2009 21:26:38 | More by ppoitras
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British Beer Company in Walpole, MA
91 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.